Mathews County wrongful death attorneys
If you’ve suffered loss because of negligence in Mathews, we’re ready to help
Having had its first English settlement in 1635, Mathews County is rich in history. Wherever you go throughout this lush, bayside area, you’ll see historic churches, cemeteries, and other structures dating back hundreds of years.
One notably picturesque sight is the New Point Comfort Lighthouse, commissioned by Thomas Jefferson in 1804. It is the third oldest lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay, and it sits on an island separated from the mainland by the Hurricane of 1933.
While Mathews County is a wonderful place to live and visit, it has some of the dangers associated with more populated counties. It also has twisting roads, uncontrolled intersections, miles of shoreline, and no traffic lights. These conditions can be dangerous. And when another person doesn’t take time to stop and think, or to make good choices, tragic accidents can and do happen.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. To find out more about your rights and options, call our caring Mathews County personal injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys for a free meeting.
Who can be held liable in a wrongful death claim?
Depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s death, several parties may be held responsible, including:
- A reckless or drunken driver who caused a fatal accident
- The manufacturer of a defective vehicle or vehicle part, if it caused a fatal accident
- A reckless boater
- The manufacturer of a deadly product
- An animal’s owner, if the animal caused the death
- A physician or other medical professional who failed to treat your loved one properly
In short, anyone whose negligence contributed to a death can be held liable by the family.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
In Virginia, the following people can file a wrongful death claim:
- The deceased’s spouse, children, or grandchildren
- The deceased’s parents, siblings, or a relative who were dependent on the deceased and lived in the same household
- Family members who are entitled to inherit the estate of the deceased
- An authorized representative of any of the above.
There are deadlines for filing a wrongful death claim in Virginia, along with many other requirements to meet, so it is vital to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys understand that you are distraught following the loss of your loved one in Mathews, and that you have many decisions to make. Let us take care of your legal issues and secure your family’s future. Call our Gloucester office for a free case evaluation today at (804) 413-6777.
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